'Star Trek' Wins Box Office

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Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus and Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.

Star Trek Into Darkness boldly went to the top of the box office this weekend, though it didn't haul in the money that Paramount Pictures expected. The second installment in J.J. Abrams's franchise raked in $70.55 million in its debut weekend, short of the expected $84 million gross. Into Darkness was well-received by most critics, and also had a healthy bump in Saturday ticket sales, suggesting word of mouth was good for the film. Live long and prosper, Star Trek.